Ask Nurse Beth: Career Advice - page 20

Submit your career-related questions to Nurse Beth, allnurses.com’s advice columnist. Beth is prepared to address questions pertaining to your career, education, management, policies, and more. Questions are submitted confidentially and are not tied to member account.

Nurse Beth, MSN, RN-BC, HACP, has more than 25 years of experience in clinical and leadership positions. She has a passion for helping nurses, and as a professional writer has written several articles about interviewing, resumes, navigating the job search network, and much more. Beth just published Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job. It's the ultimate guide with insider tips to land your nursing job!

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Mid-forties : Looking for a Specialty to Grow Old In

Hi Nurse Beth, I am in my mid-40's and only have 6 years of nursing experience which is mostly in acute care. I am thinking about my future a lot, especially my...

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How do I address the cover letter if I don't know who the hiring manager is?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been applying to CNA positions. In the case that I do not know who the nurse manager/hiring manager is how should I address the cover...

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New Grad - Do hospitals consider LTC as "experience" needed to obtain hospital job?

Hi Nurse Beth, I'm a new RN graduate this past May 2015, and just passed my NCLEX this past October 2015. Concurrently I've been an LVN for the past nine years....

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New Grad - Should I quit my job and take another offer??

Dear Nurse Beth, While attending orientation at hospital A, I received an offer from hospital B. I am pretty sure I want hospital B more because the patients are...

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Diagnosed with Leukemia - Still Wants to Work

Dear Nurse Beth, As a new grad, I worked med-surg for a year and a half and even became charge nurse. Then I got Acute Leukemia. I am undergoing treatment...

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Looking for a Change - Canada, New Zealand, Australia

Hi Nurse Beth! I have been working in my current position for 4 years now in occupational health. I am looking for a change and thinking of moving out of...

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LPN looking for a change

Hi Nurse Beth, I am a LPN with experience in LTC and AL and I wish I could say I really like what I do, but I do not really think working in these types of...

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Should I give up my dream job or risk my marriage?

Dear Nurse Beth, I am in need of some advice about a decision regarding my future in nursing. In 2013 I graduated from nursing school with my BSN. I got my...

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Help - I need a new job!

Hello Nurse Beth, I am needing to get out of my current job. Have been there little over 10 years. I have not much work history- in fact I have only had 3 jobs...

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Nursing Student : I want a NICU position when I graduate

Hello Nurse Beth, I am currently a nursing student halfway through an ADN program, and planning on getting my BSN directly after graduation. I am a CNA on a...

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Medicaid Fraud - Am I Liable??

Dear Nurse Beth, I've just discovered that my employer is committing Medicaid fraud. I am an RN who is a fairly new employee of a small, privately owned adult...

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Bumpy road on journey to become a nurse - early stage breast cancer diagnosis

Hello Nurse Beth :) I’m a pre-nursing student who will be applying to various ABSN programs in a year or two. My journey to nursing has been a bit bumpy due to...

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Medical Assistant - Which path: LVN or RN?

Hi Nurse Beth, I am a Medical Assistant who has a short period of time to make the final decision of choosing the LVN route or RN route. I currently have a 6...

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Retiring from Current Position - Still want to work...

Dear Nurse Beth, I will be turning 60 in March 2016. I have been a Nurse since 1998. Would have graduated soon but was in a serious MVA and had a lot of...

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Should I continue to work as PCT to increase chances of getting RN job when I graduate?

Dear Nurse Beth, I wasn't sure where to post this but I did want advice from nurses. I currently work as a patient care tech at a hospital in the Chicago area....

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Graduated in 2011; Passed NCLEX 2015 - Can I still find a nursing job, or is it too late?

Dear Nurse Beth, i graduated from nursing school in 2011, took the NCLEX for the first time in 2012 and failed at 265 questions, had some personal family issues...

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Terminated for HIPAA Violation - Difficulty Getting Another Job

Dear Nurse Beth, I was terminated for HIPAA violation. I did not do this, I was performing the pre-procedure time out and following a procedure time out form by...

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Want ICU job after graduation - How do I start my search?

Hello Nurse Beth, I am 2 months away from graduating from an accelerated nursing program and am currently doing my preceptorship at a VA ICU, in which I hope...

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Questions about FNP and ACNP roles

Hi Nurse Beth, I recently have been researching FNP and ACNP online programs. I am having difficulty in differentiating on what you can and cannot do with each...

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Which should I choose - Preferred OB position in small town or Rehab job in dream town?

Hi Nurse Beth, I am graduating this month as an RN (associates)! I am finishing my 108 preceptorship in OB and I LOVE it! This is where I want to end up, and in...

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Resume content dilemma - Can I omit part of my employment history?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have a resume "content" dilemma. I worked for Employer A as a Med/Surg RN for 15 months and left in March '15 for Employer B. I was with...

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Full-Time Home Health Nurse - Need Supplemental Income

Hi Beth, I'm an RN with 23 years of home health experience. I am currently working full time and plan to keep my job however, I am looking for supplemental...

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